History of the WCO

The Windsor Community Orchestra started up in 2004. It has been doing 3 concerts a year since then. Each concert includes 6 or 7 orchestral pieces, and also features solos and smaller groups made up of members of the orchestra. These have been as diverse as a brass duet, an accordion solo and a jazz trio.

How to join

Joining the orchestra costs only £25 per term with reductions for additional family members.

To join the orchestra, you can use the form on the "Contact us" page, e-mail Elaine at wco@windsororchestra.org.uk, call on 01753 859123, or even just turn up, instrument in hand, at one of the rehearsals.

About the orchestra

The Windsor Community Orchestra performs 3 concerts a year. Each concert includes 5 or 6 orchestral pieces, and also features solos and smaller groups made up of members of the orchestra.

The orchestra meets for 10 weeks each academic term, with a 1 week break in in the middle. The last week of the 10 is always a concert, and the week before that is usually the dress rehearsal.

Entrance to the concert is free (a voluntary collection for charity is taken).

The rehearsals are held on Thursdays starting at 7.00 p.m. and run for 2 hours, including a break in the middle for drinks, biscuits and chat. The emphasis is on having fun making music, and our ambition is that everyone leaves playing a little bit better whilst also having a smile on their face.

All rehearsals are held at Dedworth Green Baptist Church.

Joining the orchestra costs only £25 per term with reductions for additional family members.

To join the orchestra, you can use the form on the "Contact us" page, e-mail Elaine at wco@windsororchestra.org.uk, call on 01753 859123, or even just turn up, instrument in hand, at one of the rehearsals.

2017 Summer term’s programme

Our Summer programme begins on Thursday 27thApril, 2017.

The dates for our rehearsals this term are:

Thursday 27th April

Thursday 4th May

Thursday 11th May

Thursday 18th May

Thursday 25th May

No rehearsal on Thursday 1st June as it is half term

Thursday 8th June

Thursday 15th June

Thursday 22nd June

Thursday 29th June

Each rehearsal will have a break for refreshments and conversation.

We will then be prepared for our 2017 Summer Concert, which will be held at Dedworth Green Baptist Church on:

Thursday 6th July, 2017

The orchestra will turn up at the usual time of 7.00 p.m. to help set up and have a quick warm up. Then the concert itself will start at 7.45 p.m.

2017 Autumn term’s programme

Our Autumn programme begins on Thursday 21stSeptember, 2017.

The dates for our rehearsals this term are:

Thursday 21st September

Thursday 28th September

Thursday 5th October

Thursday 12th October

Thursday 19th October

No rehearsal on Thursday 26th October as it is half term

Thursday 2nd November

Thursday 9th November

Thursday 16th November

Thursday 23rd November

Each rehearsal will have a break for refreshments and conversation.

We will then be prepared for our 2017 Christmas Concert, which will be held at Dedworth Green Baptist Church on:

Thursday 30th November, 2017

The orchestra will turn up at the usual time of 7.00 p.m. to help set up and have a quick warm up. Then the concert itself will start at 7.45 p.m.

2018 Spring term’s programme

Our Spring programme begins on Thursday 11thJanuary, 2018.

The dates for our rehearsals this term are:

Thursday 11th January

Thursday 18th January

Thursday 25st January

Thursday 1st February

Thursday 8th February

No rehearsal on Thursday 15th February as it is half term

Thursday 22nd February

Thursday 1st March

Thursday 8th March

Thursday 15th March

Each rehearsal will have a break for refreshments and conversation.

We will then be prepared for our 2018 Spring Concert, which will be held at Dedworth Green Baptist Church on:

Thursday 22nd March, 2018

The orchestra will turn up at the usual time of 7.00 p.m. to help set up and have a quick warm up. Then the concert itself will start at 7.45 p.m.

2018 Summer term’s programme

Our Summer programme begins on Thursday 26thApril, 2018.

The dates for our rehearsals this term are:

Thursday 26th April

Thursday 3rd May

Thursday 10th May

Thursday 17th May

Thursday 24th May

No rehearsal on Thursday 31st May as it is half term

Thursday 7th June

Thursday 14th June

Thursday 21st June

Thursday 28th June

Each rehearsal will have a break for refreshments and conversation.

We will then be prepared for our 2018 Summer Concert, which will be held at Dedworth Green Baptist Church on:

Thursday 5th July, 2018

The orchestra will turn up at the usual time of 7.00 p.m. to help set up and have a quick warm up. Then the concert itself will start at 7.45 p.m.